I know, I know – it isn’t even Halloween yet, and I am thinking about Christmas. True confession — I think about Christmas a lot. Partly because I love everything about Christmas, and partly because writing and editing a book so that you can have it before the season is in full swing, means I get to think about Christmas in July. (Which is really just a good excuse for me to do something I love.)
One of my favorite things about the Christmas story is how God used ordinary people who were willing to say YES to him, to tell his story. Mary was a teenage girl planning her wedding when God asked her to be his birth mom. What was it that fostered her faith and gave her the courage to say YES to him?
And why did God choose to be born in a town where there weren’t enough beds for everyone? Any other weekend might have been a little less crowded, but he chose to come into the chaos. I think he still does.
Wrapped in Grace is designed to be read during the Advent season — the four weeks leading up to Christmas. On the first day of each week there is a longer retelling of part of the Christmas story, or sometimes, the backstory. During the rest of the week, there are shorter readings, prayers, carols, and spaces to journal. Use this book in whatever way fits your schedule during the season, alone with a cup of tea, together with your friends, or around the table with your family.
Advent begins on Sunday, November 27th. Books are ready for shipping and will be mailed within 24 hours of receiving your order.
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